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  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $180
  • Weight
    Women: 7oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Asics Gel Fit Vida

  • Asics presented the Gel Fit Vida as the “cardio queen” of their studio line. It is crafted to be light and flexible to accommodate the dexterity needed for cardio or any other type of rigorous workout. The one-piece upper unit is made of textile for a sock-like fit. A synthetic brace on each quarter panel helps in stabilizing the foot. The Fluid Fit overlays give a non-restricting structure to the upper.
  • The molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole and the Rearfoot GEL component are employed for cushioning and impact minimization. The outsole unit features rubber pods for traction and a pivot point for smooth twists and turns. These components are inherent to most workout shoes from Asics.

Asics Gel Fit Vida size and fit

The Asics Gel Fit Visa was designed specifically for women. It comes in a range of full and half sizes from 5 to 12. The shoe tends to run on the short side, so it is advisable to consider going half-a-size up. It has a standard width in the heel, midfoot, and forefoot sections as it is offered in a B – Medium profile.

Outsole

The Gel Fit Vida makes use of rubber traction pods in the heel and forefoot sections to prevent the shoe from slipping on most surfaces. The rubber is labeled as non-marking which means that it doesn’t leave any smears.  

Under the ball of the foot is a circular pivot point. This component allows for easier twists and turns during the dance-based workouts.

Flex grooves are present throughout the entire outsole. The purpose of these furrows is to make sure that the foot can bend or flex inherently throughout the activity.

Midsole

The Asics Gel Fit Vida uses a molded EVA midsole for a cushioned and responsive ride. This material is lightweight, durable and flexible. Atop it is the Ortholite sock liner which has moisture management and odor prevention properties. The insert also makes it more comfortable to wear the shoe without socks.

The Rearfoot GEL cushioning unit maximizes the shock-absorbing effect in the heel section. It ensures the bottom of the foot is protected from impact during the landing phase.

Upper

The Gel Fit Vida features a one-piece and seamless upper that’s made of textile. It offers a comfortable, sock-like fit. The synthetic Fluid Fit overlays are strategically printed throughout the upper for a flexible, yet structured support.

There’s a stabilizing brace on both sides of the upper. They work together with the lacing system to provide lateral support and a secure fit.


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